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THROCULT Announce New Lineup

Denver, Colorado-based black/death metallers THROCULT have announced their new lineup as the following: Inferno - vocals/guitars Gremor Azazel – guitars Forneus Amon – bass Lord Naberius – drums According to the band, "drummer Jeremy Portz decided to leave THROCULT [a few months ago] in order to focus on his schooling, and to pursue different musical ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Release 'Comrades' In April

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have set "Comrades" as the working title for their much-anticipated debut, tentatively due on April 27 through RCA Records. ...

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KING DIAMOND Members Jam With Swedish Tribute Band

The entire KING DIAMOND band minus its singer and namesake joined the Swedish KING DIAMOND tribute act KUNG DIAMANT (featuring members of TON OF BRICKS, RELEVANT FEW, SABOTAGE and others) for a couple of tunes during their set on Saturday, December 13 at Pianobaren in Trollhättan, Sweden. A bunch of photos of drummer Matt Thompson, ...

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KING DIAMOND: Live Album To Surface Next Year

KING DIAMOND recorded several shows during their recent U.S. tour and are currently in Sweden at guitarist Andy LaRocque's studio (Los Angered) outside Gothenburg listening to the tracks and deciding what to use towards a possible live CD. "[The recordings] sound great and a live album should be finished next year," drummer Matt Thompson said ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Guitarist Ties The Knot

Congratulations are in order for VELVET REVOLVER guitarist David Kushner, who married his girlfriend Christine on Saturday, December 6 in California. Kushner's bandmate Slash (formerly of GUNS N' ROSES) reportedly missed the ceremony because his son London's babysitter showed up too late. VELVET REVOLVER, who are rounded out by ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland ...

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SAVATAGE Mastermind To Perform Series Of Solo Gigs

Jon Oliva, founding member and mastermind of SAVATAGE, has recruited the former members of CIRCLE II CIRCLE (Matt Laporte - guitar, Kevin Rothney - bass, Christopher Kinder - drums, and John Zahner - keyboards) to perform a series of concerts showcasing his new solo material as well as classic SAVATAGE songs, some of which have ...

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ICED EARTH: 'When Eagle Cries' Video Posted Online

ICED EARTH's video for the track "When Eagle Cries (Unplugged)" is available for viewing in streaming media at this location. "When Eagle Cries (Unplugged)" comes off the group's recently issued four-song single, "The Reckoning (Don't Tread On Me)", which was made available through the band's new label, SPV Records. A full-band version of ...

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PROBOT: Photo Session Posted Online

Several pictures from a brand-new PROBOT photo session, featuring the project's mastermind Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS, ex-NIRVANA) alongside special guests Lemmy (MOTÖRHEAD) and Wino (ST. VITUS, THE OBSESSED, SPIRIT CARAVAN, PLACE OF SKULLS), have been posted online at this location (Wire Image). As previously reported, PROBOT's much-anticipated self-titled debut album will be released ...

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DREAM THEATER Singer Guests On FRAMESHIFT CD

The new label Progrock Records is releasing a special album by FRAMESHIFT on November 25, 2003, titled "Unweaving the Rainbow", based on evolution-themed books by Richard Dawkins. The album was written and produced by Henning Pauly of CHAIN as a vehicle for vocalist James LaBrie of the highly revered progressive metal band DREAM THEATER. FRAMESHIFT, ...

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CAPHARNAUM Sign With WILLOWTIP, Debut Due In February

Florida-based technical death metal band CAPHARNAUM have joined the Willowtip roster. The group's debut full-length CD, "Fractured", will be released on Feb. 17, 2004. "Fractured" was recorded at CAPHARNAUM guitarist/vocalist Jason Suecof's (MONSTROSITY) own AudioHammer Studios (MONSTROSITY, TRIVIUM) and contains eight tracks that are being described as "extremely well written and catchy while displaying unparalelled ...

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Label: PROBOT Debut To Surface In February, Not May

Contrary to a report (since corrected) posted on the MTV.com web site, PROBOT's much-anticipated debut album will surface on its originally announced release date of February 10, 2004 and not in May of next year, a spokesperson for Southern Lord Records has informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET. A two-track 7" single, limited to 6,666 copies, will ...

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PROBOT: Photos From 'Shake Your Blood' Video Shoot Posted Online

PROBOT, the much-anticipated metal side project of FOO FIGHTERS frontman/former NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl, will release their self-titled debut album on February 10, 2004 through Southern Lord Recordings. A two-track 7" single, limited to 6,666 copies, will precede the album release and will contain the cuts "Centuries Of Sin" (featuring Cronos of VENOM) and "Emerald ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Drummer To Tour With SOCIETY 1

POWERMAN 5000 drummer Adrian Ost will be taking over drumming duties for SOCIETY 1 for the remainder of SOCIETY 1's tour with TWIZTID. SOCIETY 1 drummer Dagon was forced to drop off the tour and return home to attend to a personal situation. SOCIETY 1, with Adrian on drums, will jump back onto the TWIZTID ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Debut To Be Mixed By ANDY WALLACE

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have officially selected Andy Wallace (NIRVANA, KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SEPULTURA, SLAYER) to mix their debut album, tentatively due in ...

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Former Members Of CIRCLE II CIRCLE Release Statement

Former CIRCLE II CIRCLE members — John Zahner (keyboards), Christopher Kinder (drums), Matt La Porte (guitars), Kevin Rothney (bass) and Shane French (guitars) — have issued the following statement regarding their departure from the group: "As we approached the upcoming [European] tour with SAXON and DORO, there were many financial and logistical issues that needed ...

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Former PITCHSHIFTER Bassist Quits THE BLUEPRINT

Former PITCHSHIFTER bassist Mark Clayden will be leaving THE BLUEPRINT following the group's Nov. 29 gig at the Garage in London. Says Mark: "Although I will be playing bass on the upcoming BLUEPRINT album, my personal commitments are such that I don1t feel I would be able to give the 100% commitment THE BLUEPRINT deserves. ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Singer And Rest Of The Band Go Separate Ways

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, appears to have disintegrated over irreconcilable business-related differences, with Stevens currently standing as the sole remaining member of the group. The rest of the band — John Zahner (keyboards), Christopher Kinder (drums), Matt La Porte (guitars), Kevin Rothney (bass) and Shane French ...

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MATT SORUM Speaks Out On SCOTT WEILAND's Latest Arrest

VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) says that the band are fully behind their lead singer, Scott Weiland (STONE TEMPLE PILOTS), who has once again run afoul of the law. Weiland was arrested on Monday morning (October 27) in Hollywood when he crashed his BMW into several parked cars. Although he tried to ...

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